Volunteer Life Brigade, South Pier.

Posted by Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 14 February 2014 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The old wooden buildings of the Volunteer Life Brigade on the South Pier in South Shields. The Volunteer Life Brigade has been operating, and saving lives, from this HQ since 1866.
Its wonderful observation tower gave views over the old Herd Sands and Sandhaven beach long before these piers and harbour were built.

Multi frame HDR made in Photomatix, after a good bracing walk around the sea front yesterday afternoon (we've had a bit of wind but no real rain or flooding issues like many in the UK).

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ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Nice colours and textures. The sky looks amazing.

14 Feb 2014 7:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

14 Feb 2014 8:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful Photomatix work !

14 Feb 2014 11:34am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

WoW! This is great love the processing:)

14 Feb 2014 11:49am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully colourful HDR image Curly! Bravo! ;-)

14 Feb 2014 2:17pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The last couple make me wonder if you have been at the magic mushrooms again :) Beautifully lurid

14 Feb 2014 4:33pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Beautifully framed and superb processing. :-)

14 Feb 2014 4:42pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Very rare that I like so much a marked HDR, here I do a lot, and the huge oblique foreground is perfect. Excellent !

14 Feb 2014 5:42pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lovely work curly, this is a real beauty, love it.

14 Feb 2014 6:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing to bring out great textures and colors!!

14 Feb 2014 6:40pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

I miss your photos Curly! As always, awesome shots and treatment! Regards!

14 Feb 2014 9:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful HDR. I love the colors!

14 Feb 2014 10:37pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Fantastic HDR, Curly ... this is a colorful depiction of a bit of history.

15 Feb 2014 12:12am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful perspective and fine HDR processing,

15 Feb 2014 2:21am

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressantes couleurs où j'adore le sol

15 Feb 2014 10:20am

Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
1/420 second
F/6.4
ISO 100
5 mm

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